How to set UITextField height?

I am using a UITextField. I want to increase its height but I have not found any property to do this. How can I achieve this?


CGRect frameRect = textField.frame;
frameRect.size.height = 100; // <-- Specify the height you want here.
textField.frame = frameRect;

You can not change the height of the rounded rect border style. To set the height, just choose any border style other than rounded border in Xcode:

I finally found the fix for this!

As we have found, IB doesn't allow us to change the height of the rounded corner border style. So change it to any of the other styles and set the desired height. In the code change the border style back.

textField.borderStyle = UITextBorderStyleRoundedRect;

If you are using Auto Layout then you can do it on the Story board.

Add a height constraint to the text field, then change the height constraint constant to any desired value. Steps are shown below:

Step 1: Create a height constraint for the text field

Step 2: Select Height Constraint

Step 3: Change Height Constraint's constant value

  1. Choose the border style as not rounded

  1. Set your height

in your viewWillAppear set the corners as round

yourUITextField.borderStyle = UITextBorderStyleRoundedRect;

  1. Enjoy your round and tall UITextField

1.) Change the border Style in the InterfaceBuilder.

2.) After that you're able to change the size.

3.) Create an IBOutlet to your TextField and enter the following code to your viewDidLoad() to change the BorderStyle back.

textField.borderStyle = UITextBorderStyleRoundedRect;

Swift 3:

textField.borderStyle = UITextBorderStyle.roundedRect

Follow these two simple steps and get increase height of your UItextField.

Step 1: right click on XIB file and open it as in "Source Code".

Step 2: Find the same UITextfield source and set the frame as you want.

You can use these steps to change frame of any apple controls.

An update for iOS 6 : using auto-layout, even though you still can't set the UITextField's height from the Size Inspector in the Interface Builder (as of Xcode 4.5 DP4 at least), it is now possible to set a Height constraint on it, which you can edit from the Interface Builder.

Also, if you're setting the frame's height by code, auto-layout may reset it depending on the other constraints your view may have.

I know this an old question but I just wanted to add if you would like to easily change the height of a UITextField from inside IB then simply change that UITextfield's border type to anything other than the default rounded corner type. Then you can stretch or change height attributes easily from inside the editor.


class BigTextField: UITextField {
    override func didMoveToWindow() {
        if window != nil {
            borderStyle = .roundedRect

Interface Builder

  • Replace UITextField with BigTextField.
  • Change the Border Style to none.

My pathetic contribution to this dumb problem. In IB set the style to none so you can set the height, then in IB set the class to be a subclass of UITextField that forces the style to be rounded rect.

@interface JLTForcedRoundedRectTextField : UITextField

@implementation JLTForcedRoundedRectTextField
- (void)awakeFromNib
    self.borderStyle = UITextBorderStyleRoundedRect;

It kept me from having to hack the XIB file or writing style code into my view controller.

This is quite simple.

yourtextfield.frame = CGRectMake (yourXAxis, yourYAxis, yourWidth, yourHeight);

Declare your textfield as a gloabal property & change its frame where ever you want to do it in your code.

Happy Coding!

A UITextField's height is not adjustable in Attributes Inspector only when it has the default rounded corners border style, but adding a height constraint (plus any other constraints which are required to satisfy the autolayout system - often by simply using Add Missing Constraints) to it and adjusting the constraint will adjust the textfield's height. If you don't want constraints, the constraints can be removed (Clear Constraints) and the textfield will remain at the adjusted height.

Works like a charm.

In Swift 3 use:

yourTextField.frame.size.height = 30

try this

UITextField *field = [[UITextField alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(20, 80, 280, 120)];

UITextField *txt = [[UITextField alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(100, 100, 100, 100)];
    [txt setText:@"Ananth"];
    [self.view addSubview:txt];

Last two arguments are width and height, You can set as you wish...

You can use frame property of textfield to change frame Like-Textfield.frame=CGRECTMake(x axis,y axis,width,height)

If you're creating a lot of UITextFields it can be quicker to subclass UITextViews and override the setFrame method with

    [self setBorderStyle:UITextBorderStyleRoundedRect];
    [super setFrame:frame];
    [self setBorderStyle:UITextBorderStyleNone];

This way you can just call [customTextField setFrame:<rect>];

I was having the same issue. tried some of the solutions here but rather than doing all this mumbo-jumbo. I found just setting height constraint is enough.

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